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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

Obama on a Border Tour: ‘This Isn’t Theater’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and President Barack Obama emerged from their private meeting with civil and religious leaders in Dallas today with some suggestions. “Deploy an additional 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to immediately enhance border security operations,”...

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President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking on the economy at the Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking on the economy at the Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, on July 9, 2014.

Obama’s Fundraising Appeal: A Fight for ‘Power’

Without the chief beneficiary or the  Senate Democrats’ political leader in attendance, President Barack Obama kicked off a series of four fundraisers in two days in a Denver hotel ballroom seeking money to help keep the Senate under Democratic control....

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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

Taking Hobby Lobby to the Bank

Updated at 10:30 pm EDT Republicans are attempting to take Hobby Lobby to the bank. The Supreme Court ruled today that family-run businesses, including the chain of craft stores that brought the complaint, can claim a religious exemption from the...

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

UN World Cup Cocktail Guide: Manhattans for USA, Weissen Sours for Belgium

  The North Delegates’ Lounge, the bar and cafe inside the United Nations headquarters in New York, has unveiled new drink specials customized to mark this week’s round of 16 matches at the World Cup in Brazil. Here’s the latest...

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

Bush 41 Socks it to Democrats

In hopes of socking it to the Democratic Party in November, the Republicans have been raising money with signature show-off socks authorized by the 41st president for months. Now, the former president is making the pitch. “I don’t know what...

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference on June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference on June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

Cantor Out, Democrat Starts Raising Money for Seat

One of the candidates hoping to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Congress has sent out a plea for campaign contributions. The Democratic nominee, that is. College professor Jack Trammell says in a fundraising e-mail that Cantor’s upset...

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President Barack Obama and others attend the event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month at the White House in this June 15, 2012 file photo.

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President Barack Obama and others attend the event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month at the White House in this June 15, 2012 file photo.

Obama: LGBT Rights, Fundraising

Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and trans-gendered employees. Tomorrow, in New York, the president plans to appear at the Democratic National Committee’s LGBT...

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